The healthiest cultures in the world, eat seaweed on a daily basis
Everyone wants to be healthy and most people know that that in addition to living a healthy lifestyle and getting regular exercise, the key to maintaining optimal health is getting proper nutrition through a healthy diet and a sensible supplementation protocol.
The healthiest cultures in the world, eat seaweed on a daily basis. This practice is very prevalent in the eastern cultures, but not so much in the western world.
Rather, many westerners have adapted the practice of taking commercially hyped, synthesized vitamins, which in many cases can actually cause more harm than good.
It is ironic that those, who are educated and health conscience enough to know they should be taking dietary supplements, might actually be less healthy then those who do not; and that their health often pales in comparison to that of their eastern culture counterparts, who consume seaweed and take whole food supplements daily.
What is Seaweed?
Seaweed comprises a diverse group of organisms (known as macroalgae), that grow in the sea. These sea plants appear similar to land plants, however they lack the complex reproductive structure (flowers) and functional tissues (roots, stems and leaves) that land plants have.
In general, seaweeds are divided into three groups based on their color:
- Brown Seaweed (Phaeophyta):
- Brown seaweed (also known as Kelp) contains approximately 1,500 species, and comprises the largest and most complex body structure of any other algae.
- Most species are marine and benthic (attach to the ocean floor or other hard surface). The stem-like stipe on each side is lined with large leaf-like structures (blades); the stipe and blades are collectively known as the frond. Gas-filled bladders cause the upper end of the stipe to float on the ocean surface.
- Kelp grows in underwater "forests" (kelp forests) in shallow oceans, and is thought to have appeared in the Miocene, 23 to 5 million years ago. The organisms require nutrient-rich water with temperatures between 6 and 14 °C (43 and 57 °F). They are known for their high growth rate, with some varieties growing as much as a half a meter a day, ultimately reaching 30 to 80 meters (100 to 260 ft).
- Kelp is a rich source of both fucoidan and organically bound iodine.
- Green Seaweed (Chlorophyta):
- Green seaweed comprises over 7,000 species. While most are marine, many can be found in fresh water, along both rocky and sandy beaches. Some green seaweeds tolerate low-salinity colonizing areas where rivers meet the sea. Green algae range from the single-celled to moderately complex structures.
- Red Seaweed (Rhodophyta):
- Red Seaweed Consists of more than 4,000 species and grow in marine environments. Not as large as brown algae, the red seaweed body (thallus) is built of complex, branched filaments. Red are benthic, but their distinctive combination of photosynthetic pigments allows them to survive in deeper water. Some species secrete calcium carbonate, which significantly contributes to coral reefs.
Sea of Greens is a unique, 100% natural,
Whole-Superfood supplement, containing
an optimal blend of seaweed and freshwater algae.
Sea of Greens contains five species of seaweed, representing all three colors:
- Wakame, Rockweed and Bladderwrack (brown)
- Sea Lettuce (green)
- Dulse (red)
Sea of Greens™ also contains two species of freshwater algae:
- Spirulina (blue-green)
- Chlorella (green)
Not all Sea Vegetable Sources are Equal
There are other sea vegetable supplement products on the market, some which boast of how many different species of seaweed they contain. While there is something to be said for consuming a diverse selection of seaweed species . . . Much more important than HOW MANY species a product contains, is WHERE the species come from. In today's post Fukushima world, WHERE the raw materials are sourced from could not be more important! What good is having a diverse selection of species, if they are tainted with radiation or other contaminants?
It's true that compared to land plants, we have little control over the growing conditions of our wild marine plants. But we do have choices about how, when, where, and how much we harvest, as well as how the seaweed are transported, dried, stored and packaged.
- Sea of Greens contains seaweed harvested from the pristine waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.
- Sea of Greens is untainted by radiation, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, and microbiological contaminants.
- Sea of Greens contains fresh harvested sea vegetables, which are low-temperature dried and hand packed with minimal processing.
Sea of Greens is certified organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and GMO-free by Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA)
Sea of Greens - Optimal Blend of Seaweed and Freshwater Algae
Sea of Greens is more potent and nutritionally dense than any land plant food source and contains hundreds of organic phytonutrients, many of which our bodies require to maintain optimal health, but are missing from our normal diets.
Sea of Greens contains a full spectrum of organic vitamins, trace minerals, lipids, plant sterols, amino acids, omega 3¹s and 6¹s, anti-oxidants, growth hormones, polyphenols, flavenoids, and much more. It also contains powerful Fucoidan, Laminarin and Alginate compounds, which are not found in land plants.